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1 Open Days Welcome to the Department of Music

2 The Department of Music – why study here? Uniquely flexible courses Unrivalled focus on employability Nottingham: UK’s ‘second most musical city’ Quality: 94% approval rating for teaching quality (NSS 2013); 85% of research judged internationally excellent (RAE 2008)

3 Our courses BA in Music; BA in Music and Philosophy; BA in German and Music Contact time guarantee: 12 hrs (yr 1); 10 hrs (yr 2); 8 hrs (yr 3) Instrumental tuition: 14 hrs (yr 1); 18 hrs (yr 2); 20 hrs (yr 3); + 2 hrs with accompanist per recital

4 Studying Music at Nottingham Practical and professional modules: performance; composition; notation; studio skills; work placement Contextual and historical modules: jazz, pop, film, ethno, classical repertoires; analytical, historical and sociological approaches Advanced scholarship and special subjects: research-led study Subsidiary modules: up to 20 credits per year in another Department

5 Our man in Hong Kong … Study Abroad Universitas 21 Partner universities in Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Sweden and USA

6 Careers and Employability CBI-NUS report: ‘Working Towards Your Future’ (May 2011) Seven most-desired ‘employability skills’: Self-management Teamwork Business and Customer Awareness Problem-solving Communication Application of IT Application of Numeracy We add: Creativity and imagination Capacity to question and challenge

7 Careers and Employability: Our Graduates Music and creative industries Other business and professional sectors Education and other public sectors Solicitor, Squire Sanders (UK) LLP Business Analyst, JP Morgan Chase Investment Manager, Deutsche Bank Head of Project Governance, APX Commodities Ltd Consultant, Deloitte UK Adjudicator, Financial Ombudsman Service Music Producer, BBC Radio1 Corporate Relations and Events Officer, LPO Marketing Coordinator, Blackheath Halls Grand Rights Associate, Boosey and Hawkes Assistant Artist Manager, HarrisonParrott Assistant Editor, Oxford University Press Music Business Development Manager, Firebird Trust Leader, Rock Choir Junior Doctor, Nottingham University NHS Trust International Marketing Assistant, Kings College Church of England Ordinand in Training KS2 Teacher, St Louis Catholic Middle School Concerts Administrator, Royal Academy of Music Library Assistant, Newnham College, Cambridge

8 Careers and Employability: Our Graduates Music and creative industries Other business and professional sectors Education and other public sectors Director, Manning Gottlieb OMD Head of Project Governance, APX Commodities Business and Operations Manager, Carillon plc Co-Lead Global Equities, Pictet Assest Mgmt Group Chief Executive, Welsh Rugby Union Civil Service, Fast Stream training Programme Controller, Classic FM FP&A Manager (Digital), Warner Entertainment Planning Administrator, BBCSO British Music Abroad Manager, PRS Foundation Marketing Manager, Schott Music Ltd Assistant Editor, Oxford University Press Music Freelance composer for BBC and film productions Manager, Palestine National Orchestra Professor of Music, Birmingham Univ Headteacher, Holy Trinity Primary, Oswestry Deputy Director of Development, Sheffield Univ Asst Director, Libraries, Stoke City Council Widening Participation Officer, Liverpool Univ Chief Executive, Church Housing Trust

9 Careers and employability Modules: Music Careers (yr 2) Work Placement (yr 2) Paid traineeships for Music students: Lakeside Arts Traineeships Music Library Assistants In Harmony mentorships Nottingham Advantage Award Management of student ensembles

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11 Music students and the city Nottingham Classics and Opera North Choral scholarships at major churches Work placements In Harmony Gigs and concert opportunities

12 Musical life University Philharmonia and Choir Mussoc, Blowsoc, Opsoc

13 Musical life Over 20 student ensembles Conducting and management of student ensembles

14 Admissions Standard offers: ABB with Music ABB without Music plus Gd8 Performance and Gd7 Theory 32 for IB (incl. 5 in Music) Flexible admissions policy We do not hold interviews, but you will be invited to a one-to-one meeting at the UCAS Visit Days

15 Today Take a tour Talk to staff and students Find out about the Music Societies View sample student work Two hands-on sessions: Learn to Conduct in 20 Minutes! (12:00 p.m.) Decode a Medieval Manuscript in 20 Minutes! (12:30 p.m.) Have a tea or coffee


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